Red to White Card (Upgrade)

Those who successfully complete this Recognition of Prior Learning process will be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no. 3935). Master Builders then notifies WorkSafe Victoria which issues the standard Construction Induction Training Card (White Card).

What is the Red to White Card (Upgrade) process?

Those who upgrade from a Red to White Card will undertake a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is an assessment of any previously gained relevant skills and knowledge about safety in the construction industry. The Red to White Card (Upgrade) RPL process assesses you on all the necessary operational and safety procedures needed to work on construction sites.

Candidates will firstly need to provide evidence of their Red Card, industry experience and identification. Once evidence has been assessed, and if the pre-requisites have been met, candidates must complete an online written assessment and then attend an online RPL session where they will need to demonstrate PPE and have an interview with an assessor. Candidates are provided with an Information Booklet designed to assist with the preparation for the written test and oral interview.

For detailed information about RPL process, evidence requirements, entry requirements and more, please carefully read the Candidate Information Sheet.

Who is Red to White Card (Upgrade) suitable for?

Candidates should hold a Red Card (issued before July 1, 2008) and have been working in the building and construction industry in the last two (2) years.

It is strongly recommended that you only enrol if you are confident in your current knowledge and skills. Typical building and construction roles suited for this upgrade could include site managers, supervisors, surveyors, tradespeople and labourers.

Advantages of holding a White Card

Advantages Description
Nationally accredited and recognised White Cards are nationally recognised and attached to a nationally accredited unit of competency CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Only Victoria accepts the Red Card and there is no associated unit of competency

White cards are easy to replace A White Card replacement is simple – WorkSafe Victoria can provide a replacement White Card free of charge within ten (10) business days.
Red cards are difficult to replace The Red Card is difficult to replace if lost or stolen – Only the original organisation that delivered the training can issue a replacement for your lost or stolen Red Card. Many of these organisations no longer exist.
WorkSafe Victoria maintains records of all issued White Cards WorkSafe Victoria keeps records of all issued White Cards (but not Red Cards).
Prepare to work safety in the construction industry